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How to repair a bike tire

There's nothing worse than a flat tire. Luckily, replacing a bike tire tube is easier than you think.

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STEP 1

Disconnect the brake and take the wheel off using the wrench

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STEP 2

Take the wheel off the bike.

Lean the bike up against something stable.

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STEP 3

Unscrew the valve cap and deflate the tube.

Empty it right out.

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STEP 4

Pinch the tire and insert the tire lever.

It should come off pretty easily.

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STEP 5

Hook the tire lever to flip the bead of the tire outside the rim.

STEP 6

Use the second tire lever in there and work around the tip:

Flipping the rest of the bead outside the rim.

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STEP 7

Pull out the inner tube.

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STEP 8

If you don't have access to a spare tube, you can patch up the hole.

Use the abrasive pad to smooth out the rough surface of the hole.

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STEP 9

Use the alcohol pad to clean the area.

Let it dry for 30 seconds.

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STEP 10

Apply the glue and patch.

Leave for about 30 seconds.

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STEP 11

Run your fingers along the inside of the tire.

This is to make sure there's nothing that may puncture the tire.

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STEP 12

Put a bit of air in the tube to give it some shape.

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STEP 13

Insert the valve stem into the hole of the rim.

Begin to gently place the tube back inside the tire.

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STEP 14

Using your hands, begin to work the bead back into the rim, moving from one side to the other.

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STEP 15

Inflate the tire to proper pressure and reattach your bike.

Ensure the tube isn't caught in the bead or the rim.

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